West Nile Virus detected in Merced County. Here’s how residents can take precautions

From the Merced Sun-Star
June 21, 2022

The year’s first local confirmation of West Nile Virus was announced by the Merced County Mosquito Abatement District Tuesday, along with an appeal to the public to help suppress mosquito activity.

No human cases have been detected in Merced County at this time, but a mosquito pooled sample collected in the City of Merced recently tested positive for the virus, according to an abatement district news release.

Although no positive human cases have been reported yet this year, the public should citizens should still be concerned, as more confirmations of the virus will likely ensue in the following weeks, the release said.

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